Canon EOS C100

  Recently, we were able to demo the very nice Canon EOS C100 with the Canon EF 24-105mm lens and I must say…I definitely like this camera.   For those of you out there that have around $7,000 to drop on a pro camera, this is one that you will want to look at! The […]

Unlocking your Canon DSLR

(Photo from Magic Lantern’s site) If you have a Canon 5D Mark II, 50D, 60D, 500D, 550D, or a 600D and you wish to unlock some possibilities; check out Magic Lantern! It gives you more options than the cameras do, such as Zebras, Cropmarks, Ghost Image, Live Audio Metering, HDR Video, Time Lapse, Vectorscope, etc. […]

Cameras for the Indie Filmmaker

Wow, loaded title huh? Even though we technically can’t spend the next four hours discussing all of the different cameras and camera platforms that can be used by the indie filmmaker, we will layout some different types and some of the different platforms that we use. DSLR: DSLRs are great for those who wish to […]

Computer for Editing/Rendering HD Video

“What type of computer should I get for editing HD?” Well…you can always go out and spend $7000 on a Dell Workstation that can handle HD; but for us, other indie filmmakers and the other people that visit our blog, cost is an issue. We are always pushing that mark of high computational power vs […]

Youngstown Ohio and the Entertainment Industry

With Laythrom Media residing in the back yard of Youngstown, Ohio; it is interesting to realize the history that Youngstown actually has (especially in regards to the entertainment industry). Now personally, I have technically resided in the Greater Youngstown area for almost 20 years and I find it kind of saddening and a bit amusing […]

CGI Renderers and Render Information

Finally have gotten to CGI Rendering… Not meaning that we’ve never done any 3d modeling or VFX yet, but finally, we have had the chance to sit down and shine some input on the different programs and renderers that are out there. Personally, we typically use Autodesk Maya for any CGI that we create [second […]

Short Film “Housebreaking”

“Housebreaking” Recently we were asked to check out a couple short film projects made by a group of students from the University of Texas-Austin lead by Jordan Kerfeld (Director, Writer and Editor). The one based in this blog is called “Housebreaking”; the story line follows Paul who is unemployed, his father-in-law hates him, and he […]

Film-making with Apple iDevices

Using iDevices during Filmmaking From time to time we hear other film-makers talk about different apps (and/or hardware) for iDevices that are used during the art of independent filmmaking. We have decided to compile a list of apps (and hardware) that we use during filmmaking or ones that we have heard good things about; hopefully, […]

Looking towards the Future

The Future of Laythrom Media What do we have in the works at Laythrom Media? Well we’ll give you some insight… The plan is to release one short film at least every month. We would like to push it up to one a week, but for now it’s looking like once a month. Each short […]

Brookfield AFS Radar Base Update (Sept 2012)

Update September 2012 Unfortunately, we come bearing bad news with this post; the abandoned Brookfield AFS Radar Base [also known as the Former Trumbull County Nursing Home Facility] located in Brookfield, Ohio is no longer under the ownership of Trumbull County and now belongs to a private entity. Sadly this means that it is only […]